Monthly Archives: February 2016

Thinking of you, Feb 29, 2016

Well, happy leap year!! I am currently in San Francisco…..wish you were here!! Great to walk about in the relative warmth and enjoy the sights! For those of you in one of the “concrete” modules, I was across the Bay … Continue reading

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Between the tasks, Feb 22, 2016

I will not be teaching for the next few weeks, and because this blog is primarily a “teaching” tool – a way that I try to engage you, the students in the tasks at hand, I sometimes find it hard … Continue reading

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Furniture and Accessories,Feb 15, 2016

In the last post, I reviewed the construction and the installation of the panel door. Today, we removed the door, constructed another drawer and installed it (so now there are two drawers). The question is: what do we do with … Continue reading

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Furniture and Accessories, Feb 15, 2015

We are moving toward the final few days of the module…today we put a panel door together, and after installing the hinges, mounted it on the carcasses. To review, we stared with the stiles cut to measure for length, and … Continue reading

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Interesting technology, Feb 8, 2016

I was reading the Gazette over the past weekend and was curious to see this article about energy use and efficiency in a “standard” residential construction that might peak your interest too. A power house: Ordinary looking home generates 30 … Continue reading

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Soundproofing, Feb 7, 2016

A little off topic here in that this has nothing to do with “Furniture and Accessories”! However, I just read something pretty interesting that does deal extremely¬†well with something we are supposed to teach you: soundproofing. As I mentioned in … Continue reading

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Furniture and Accessories, Quiz #2 review, Feb 6, 2016

As promised, here is a list of topics we have discussed and you should be familiar with for the quiz on Monday. -Plastic laminate – composition and use, methods of assembly, cutting and installation -Countertops and their construction and installation, … Continue reading

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